Unique Home Replacement Window Company
Our "Quick Quote" link (above) will get the ball rolling. Adams Exteriors will be happy to schedule a NO PRESSURE on-site window assessment at your convenience. We will measure each window and provide an overall estimate (valid for one year) and a breakdown of that estimate that shows the cost of each individual window.
By purchasing quality replacement windows direct from the factory and using manufacturer certified installation teams, Adams Exteriors is able to keep costs down and pass those saving on to our customers.
- Vinyl Replacement Windows are specifically manufactured for energy efficiency.
- Vinyl Frame is less conductive and resists heat transfer. Vinyl Windows also adjust to the natural movement of the typical North Texas home.
- A reflective mixture, added to the glass, allows visible light to pass while resisting UV (heat).
- Not only are there two panes of glass but each is very thick and divided by a large gap that is filled with dense gas.
- The same things that make a window energy efficient also make it sound efficient.
- Vinyl Window Frames conduct less sound than metal (aluminum / steel) window frames.
- Because the window doesn't conduct as much heat, the seals never heat up to the point of failure that would allow sound to pass.
- Thicker glass, along with Laminated Glass and dissimilar glass, available with replacement windows can drastically reduce sound transmittance.
- Vinyl Replacement Windows tilt inward. Cleaning the outside glass from inside is easy. No more ladders.
- Grids of Vinyl Replacement Windows are installed BETWEEN the two panes of glass. The result is an interior and exterior solid piece of glass with no grid edges to clean around.
- Most vinyl replacement window sashes can be tilted inward allowing easy cleaning of the exterior glass from the inside of the home.
The most Energy Efficient Home Windows at Affordable Prices
Lower the better! A window with a U-rating of .4 is approximately 30% more energy efficient than one with a .5 rating. The example to the right displays a U-Rating of .3 - This window would qualify for the Energy Star Rating (.3 or lower) and is considered an Energy Efficient Window.
The label should display the manufacturer, the details of the window (type of glass and gas fill) and a measurement of Thermal and Solar transfer.
The SHGC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient) is a measurement of solar energy. This indicates how quickly solar energy (UV-Rays) penetrate the window.
Lower the better! Even among windows that are technically "Energy Efficient", this number can vary wildly between manufacturers and product lines. A .30 earns an Energy Star rating but it's not uncommon to find windows with .17 - .24 SHGC.
Keys to Finding a Great Deal on replacement windows:
Our general rule of thumb is this: If you don't know for a fact that you're going to stay in your home for another 4 years, you shouldn't update with replacement windows. Unless your windows are dangerous or extremely unsightly, there is no way to justify the cost. The purchase that you make will finally have paid for themselves years into the new owners stay. However, if you are sure that you'll still be living in your home in the next 8 years, you should replace your windows at the first opportunity. Replacement Windows don't start paying for themselves until they are installed and the work is done.
At Adams Exteriors we employ Projet Managers who are responsible for the details of your project. They, however, do not get paid a percentage of the profit the way that the typical salesperson does. So, there are no "high pressure" sales tactics... there is no phone call every night to badger the customer about their windows. More than that, when we subtract the salesperson we can standardize our prices.. meaning, each customer pays the same amount for a given window regardless of their income. Nobody is trying to get rich off of you.
Bottom of the Barrel windows have a way of becoming extremely costly in the long run. Either they come with surprise expenses of so many headaches that you're disgusted by your poor choice every time you look at your home. It's not worth it. There is absolutely no reason why, with a little homework, we can't find a high quality "mid-grade" window for an affordable price. Obviously, "a great deal" doesn't always mean the "cheapest".
Painted / Laminated
Extruded white vinyl replacement window frames are the least expensive color option. The vinyl itself is white, is not painted and will never need to be painted. There is absolutely no risk of warping and maintenance is almost completely unnecessary.
Extruded beige colored vinyl replacement window frames are as common as white. Occasionally a manufacturer will offer an "Almond" color replacement window (a little more yellow than beige) as a substitute. Beige windows typically cost a little more than white.
Extruded clay colored vinyl replacement window frames are becoming more common. Clay is the darkest color that most vinyl producers will extrude for replacement windows. Dark colors absorb heat and if the window gets too hot, it will warp. Extruded clay colored window frames are safe from warping but we wouldn't recommend anything darker.
Obviously, anything is available at a price. Manufacturers are sometimes willing to paint windows (with a reduced warranty) or laminate them. Adams Exteriors will regularly sell and install dark painted / laminated replacement windows after approval from the customer.
Daily Window Info
Efficient Window Collaborative
Heating Season Savings
In climates with a significant heating season, non-energy efficient windows can represent a major source of unwanted heat loss, discomfort, and condensation problems. In recent decades, windows have undergone a technological revolution. It is now possible to have lower heat loss, less air leakage, and warmer window surfaces that improve comfort and minimize condensation. The graphs below illustrate the simulated savings in heating season costs associated with energy efficient windows for a typical house in a heating-dominated climate. The savings shown do not include possible savings from reduced air leakage. Depending on the condition of the old windows in an existing home, the savings can be higher if window replacement leads to long-term air leakage reduction.
3010 LBJ Freeway, 12th Floor
Dallas Tx. 75234 USA
Adams Exteriors - Ft Worth
9500 Ray White, 22nd Floor
Ft. Worth Tx. 76244 USA
Adams Exterior - Plano
1120 E.15th St. #3109
Plano Tx. 75074 USA
Getting the ball rolling
1. Call or Quick window Quote
The best way to get started is to call or email our office or save time by filling out our "Quick Quote" form (right).
One of our representatives is waiting to help you with your project. We will ask about your specific situation and do everything that we can to help you with your project.
Even if you're not sure who to call or what kind of company might handle your work... if we can't help, we will do our best to point you in the right direction.
2. Window Estimates
Window Estimates are always scheduled at the customers convenience. They are detailed, prompt and always free of charge..
At Adams Exteriors we do our best to provide estimates that are valid for a long period of time throughout Dallas and Ft. Worth. We would like to offer every customer the opportunity to consider every option before making a commitment that they might later regret. We DO NOT pressure our potential customers the way that some others do. In return, we ask only for the opportunity to compete for your work.
3. Order, Manufacture & Delivery
Once the estimate is accepted, the ordering and vinyl window manufacturing process could take two weeks or four weeks, depending upon the product (large windows, tempered glass).
Vinyl Windows often take 2 weeks to manufacture. However, Adams Exteriors is commited to the process of correctly ordering and scheduling the delivery of all matericals in a timely manner.
4. Installation & Inspection
It is unusual for a window project to take longer than a day for installation. Adams Exteriors is proud to employ some of the best window installers in the area. Adams Exteriors - windows would like each of their customers to feel like their time is valued and schedule is respected.
The project is not finished until after a full inspection.